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Introduction to Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of Korea. Taekwondo loosely translated means "the art of the foot and fist" or "the art of kicking and punching." It is a very popular martial art around the world with an estimated 60 million practitioners.

Taekwondo classes are a great way to exercise and learn a martial art. Taekwondo is an effective form of self-defence, applicable in all situations. Training aims to improve balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.

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What can I expect to learn in a Taekwondo class?

Tae kwondo classes teach students how to neutralise and disable an opponent with minimal force. Tae kwondo training involves regulated and rigorously practised precise movements, designed to improve body balance, positioning, and to deal with a variety of situations.

A Tae kwondo class emphasises kicks thrown from a mobile stance, employing the leg’s greater reach and power (compared to the arms) it includes blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks.

Students of Taekwondo learn a range of techniques that can stop or hurt an opponent, strikes that are designed to stop an attack. Classes include techniques to learn how to discipline the mind as well as the body. The sport instils social skills such as courtesy and politeness, honesty, respect and trust, as well as self control perseverance and courage in the face of adversity.

Taekwondo is open to everyone from children all the way through to people in the senior years. Find a local Taekwondo class near me.

Why should children take up Taekwondo?

Taekwondo classes combine combat techniques, self-defence, sport, exercise, meditation, and philosophy. TaeKwondu offers students a range of skills which will enhance their lives as well as being a fun, social sport. Tae Kwon Do aims to make the student non-violent, and helps develop a positive outlook and a feeling of confidence.

Children love Taekwondo classes, it is one of the most popular form of martial arts in the UK.

No matter what age Taekwondo training helps to strengthen and tone the muscles of the body without producing large bulky muscles. Classes use high-repetition, low-resistance movements to develop a longer, leaner, and more flexible body.

Who can take up Taekwondo classes?

Taekwondo is open to everyone, starting from 4 years old. It is becoming increasingly popular with women looking to learn an effective form of self-defence and improve fitness, body tone, and reduce excess body fat.

Older people can benefit from increased cardiovascular fitness, as well as learning invaluable tools for improving flexibility, co-ordination, sharpening reflexes and controlling weight.

How to choose a Taekwondo class instructor

Enter your postcode to find a local Tae kwondo club or class near you. You can view the club or instructors profile, class description & qualifications.

Find Tae kwondo classes in London and other major UK cities using the martial art local search directory on this page.